When we talk of famous people with schizophrenia, John Nash, the American economist, mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences who was the subject of the biographical drama ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is probably the first name that comes to our minds. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior due to which living a normal life becomes a challenge for those suffering from it. However, cases like those of John Nash provide inspiration to the sufferers and families that it is possible for such people to thrive and even achieve great success in life. American composer and jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell has struggled with schizophrenia for several years yet he went on to record on over 260 albums and has won multiple Trumpeter of the Year awards from different sources. Yet another notable personality who was schizophrenic was Eduard Einstein - son of famous physicist Albert Einstein. While it is true that being schizophrenic poses considerable challenges to an individual and might hamper their normal day-to-day life, the condition need not prevent the patient from living a fulfilling and successful life. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with schizophrenia.
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch
Jake LloydJake Lloyd
05 March 1989, American
Child Actor

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American

Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
19 May 1951, American
Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones

Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946, British
Musician & Songwriter

Bettie PageBettie Page
22 April 1923, American
Clara BowClara Bow
29 July 1905, American

Wesley WillisWesley Willis
31 May 1963, American

Richard AvedonRichard Avedon
15 May 1923, American
Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896, French
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
12 March 1889, Ukrainian
Ballet Dancer
Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
06 September 1877, American
Musical Artist

Camille ClaudelCamille Claudel
08 December 1864, French

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher

John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
13 June 1928, American

Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
29 March 1901, Finnish
William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
22 June 1834, American
lexicographer, linguist

Blanche MonnierBlanche Monnier
01 March 1849, French

Nancy SpungenNancy Spungen
27 February 1958, American
Drug trafficker, Prostitute

Herb BaumeisterHerb Baumeister
07 April 1947, American
Serial killer
Jim GordonJim Gordon
14 July 1945, American

Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860, British
Artist, Painter
Richard BrautiganRichard Brautigan
30 January 1935, American
Writer, Poet, Novelist

Bud PowellBud Powell
27 September 1924, American
Pianist, Jazz musician

Agnes MartinAgnes Martin
22 March 1912, Canadian, American
Daniel Paul SchreberDaniel Paul Schreber
25 July 1842, German
Judge, Writer, Autobiographer

Karl Maria WiligutKarl Maria Wiligut
10 December 1866, Austrian
Writer, Occultist
Robert WalserRobert Walser
15 April 1878, Swiss

Émile NelliganÉmile Nelligan
24 December 1879, Canadian

Sigrid HjerténSigrid Hjertén
27 October 1885, Swedish